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Business journalism as a lever for SDG accountability

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In this fourth interview of the “17 Rooms” podcast, Matthew Bishop and Raj Kumar discuss the role of business journalism in accelerating a data and reporting ecosystem to unlock private capital’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. Bishop, co-founder of the Social Progress Index, and Kumar, founding president and editor-in-chief at Devex, moderated Room 12 focused on Sustainable Development Goal number 12—on consumption and production—during the 2021 17 Rooms flagship process.

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“17 Rooms” is a podcast about actions, insights, and community for the Sustainable Development Goals and the people driving them. The podcast is co-hosted by John McArthur—senior fellow and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at The Brookings Institution, and Zia Khan—senior vice president for innovation at The Rockefeller Foundation.

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Raj Kumar

Founding President and Editor-in-Chief - Devex


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